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Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

Paul Thompson's Milk Float Tour

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Local singer songwriter Paul Thompson probably deserves an award for Enterprising and Ambitious project of the year! The Sheringham based musician is releasing his third self penned and produced album, and to mark the occasion is setting off on tour. But not in the rock n roll vehicle you might expect, because the Norfolk based singer has gained Arts Council of England funding to embark on a three month tour, travelling from Norwich to the Edinburgh Fringe, via the Highlands and Islands, on a Milk Float ! Travelling at a rock n roll pace of 15mph, 30 miles a day, across Britain in a specially converted electric milk float, it is no surprise to find that Paul will be the first solo musician ever to tour Britain in a milk…
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Bespak GEAR wins national award

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The Bespak Grand East Anglia Run has scooped the national Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy 2015, awarded by BARR (British Association of Road Races) for the event which has greatly improved its race organisation. Paul Wood, Chairman of BARR explained: "The trophy was created to continue the legacy of Bill Reynolds - past president of BARR and a man who continually sought to improve the standards of race organisation. The trophy is awarded annually by the BARR Committee. We scrutinise the Bespak GEAR 10k each year in order to give it a grading. We have watched how the organisers continually look to improve on the way things are done. We are delighted to award this trophy to such a worthy winner."
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Paul has a lot of bottle

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Rules? Pah! Who needs them? Certainly not Baconsthorpe-based singer Paul Thompson. Paul wanted to do something memorable to mark the release of his forthcoming album ‘Lost in the Land of Midnight Sun’, a title derived from a three month tour of Alaska and Canada, so he decided to tour Britain by milk float. You may want to read this paragraph a second time to reassure yourself that your eyes don’t deceive you. A milk float.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Cromer Pier refurbishment nears completion

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A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion. Work has been completed since the surge to make significant structural repairs to the areas underneath the box office, gift shop and the restaurant and a full refurbishment programme of these facilities is almost complete. These areas felt the full force of the storm as waves hit the sea wall and were propelled up underneath the structure.
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

Joining forces for River Wensum improvements

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A new partnership has been set up to make the most of a natural asset at the heart of the city – the River Wensum. Norwich City Council is leading the development of a joint strategy for the river, working in partnership with the Broads Authority, Norfolk County Council and the River Wensum Parkway Partnership. The strategy will aim to manage the River Wensum and surrounding area for the benefit of the city and its residents, while also increasing access to, and use of, the river itself.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00

King's Lynn becomes 1st Hanseatic 'Kontor'

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At yesterday's (12 January 2015) launch of King's Lynn's first Hanse Business Convention, it was confirmed by Marion Köhn, Managing Director of Business Hanse, and Manfred Schürkamp, Deputy Chairman of the Business Hanse, that the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk has become the first 'Kontor' of the new Business Hanse.In medieval times, being a 'Kontor' was a great honour. There was only one Kontor for each member country. The Kontor would represent their country within the Hanseatic League and would be the key trading post.
Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

Bessingham Manor wins NNDC Graham Allen award

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The 2014 North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) Graham Allen Award has been won by Bessingham Manor for the restoration of the previously derelict grand Victorian country house. The Manor has a long and intriguing history involving fires, theft and bankruptcy. It has been to auction, been structurally condemned and was even scheduled to be demolished in February 2010.
Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

HEART takes on 25 year lease of The Guildhall

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Norwich’s magnificent Guildhall will become more of an attraction for visitors and people in the city alike under new plans for the building.The former city hall is among the best known landmarks in Norwich, and now city council and heritage leaders want to throw open its doors and showcase its fascinating history. 
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Flood survivor recalls rescue

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On Saturday 4 October the United States Air Force’s 67 Special Operations Squadron (S0S) will be granted Freedom of Hunstanton in recognition of the lives they helped to save during the tidal flood of 1953. Led by the Norwich Pipe Band, the squadron will parade through the town, starting at Sandringham Road at 11.45 am, proceeding through Westgate and arriving at the Spinney, where, at 12 noon, Hunstanton Town Mayor, Cllr Carol Bower, will present the Freedom Scroll to Lt Col John Peak, Commander of the current day 67th SOS, which is now assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall. 
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

King's Lynn in Bloom Awards

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Winners of the King’s Lynn in Bloom Allotment Challenge and Front Garden competition were announced at an awards ceremony at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Tuesday 2 September. The awards were presented by Borough Mayor, Barry Ayres, and have been sponsored by Hayes and Storr solicitors and supported by West Norfolk MIND, where staff made window boxes for the newly created window box category.
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